Cristi Citre, journalist and anchor for DIGI24 TV, a Romanian private news channel, was fired earlier this year because he posted on Facebook a message critical to the prime minister. The management motivated its decision by reference to a supposed
ethical code of the station requiring neutrality. However the public opinion regarded this as a typical episode of self-censorship by over-prudent media owners and unacceptable curtailing of the personal freedom of expression of journalists.
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